Put Down The Drink. Then Get Better

We remain aware, often painfully so, of our short comings.  And what are you, me, anyone doing about those shortcomings, today?  What is the thing you could point to that says “Here.  Here is one step I am taking this morning.”

So easy I think to see a problem as just “the problem.”  ”If I stop doing ‘x’ then all life is better.”  But that fails often.  One need look no further then the “Dry Drunk”, the alcoholic who while they may have stopped actually drinking, continues the same behaviors as before, behaviors born of a self-absorbed ego run wild.   The problem then, goes deeper than the problem.

As we work towards a practice of daily, spiritual discipline, towards the sacred “no” that opens us to God’s “yes”, those daily steps should include, figuratively, ways to put down the drink and importantly ways to get better.


2 Responses to “Put Down The Drink. Then Get Better”

  1. Peter Rienstra says:

    Alcoholics have certain habits and practices when they are drinking and they take a very long time and much work to finally get back to being what some people call normal . People who live with a recovering alcoholic have to also work on being patient and be helpful aon a very long road they must travel . The non drinker needs to work on not being angry . What the alcoholic does effects everyone who is near to them.

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